The Sims Freeplay- Cafe Grande Live Event

The Cafe Grande Live Event to unlock cafe themed items is back from the 31st May! If you complete the whole event in the time limit you unlock the cafe template. This event is only here for 10 days and the aim of it is to collect enough arts and crafts items from the arts and crafts stations (found in the event tab of buy mode) to unlock all the items in this event.

If you completed this event last time it was available you will not get it again, if you started it last time but didn’t complete it you will start from where you got to last time.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

NOTE: if you did another Live Event then you will find your arts and crafts stations in your inventory (or in the house you left them at) you will only be able to use the candle ones until you unlock the other stations in this event

Can’t find your arts and crafts stations? Click on the craft station in your event tab to get the option to find your station, it will take you to the house where your stations can be found!

Want to skip the tasks list? Click here to head straight to the prizes!

Place a crafting station (find the candle station in the events tab of buy mode (or your inventory)- you can only buy 4)

Make some arts and crafts items (click on the candle station to make)- 23 seconds

This takes you to the prize progress tab (you can get to it by clicking on the coffee button in the corner of the screen)

Here you will see you have collected enough items to unlock the Warehouse Floor pack! When you unlock each pack, before the items are available in your home store you need to purchase them with the arts and crafts items you make- this goal is coming up!

Restock a crafting station (when the stock runs out you will have to restock before you can make anymore arts and crafts items)- You can restock instantly for 18 uses for 10SP or restock for 2 uses which will take 10 seconds this time

Buy the Warehouse Floor pack (click on the coffee event button, scroll down and click purchase- this will cost you 50 candles) 

Use a coin flower patch (buy the coin flower patch from the event tab and select the spin plant option)

Check the daily goals (click on the drinks event button and find the daily goals tab- claim the ones you can!)

Remember to claim your rewards each day!

Collect bonuses (while collecting after a certain amount of time you will see the arts and crafts item appear above that sims head, click to collect the bonus item!)

Continue collecting arts and crafts items- this is the last step but the event is not over, keep collecting the arts and crafts to unlock everything!

If you want to speed up a collecting arts and crafts action it will cost you SPs, you will get the bonus arts and craft items as well if you speed it up!

Stuck on these tasks? Watch my video here:

Arts and Crafts Stations

Candle Station costs:

1st- Free
2nd- S2,000
3rd- S4,000
4th- S10,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 250 Candles- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 360 Candles- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 455 Candles- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 510 Candles- 8 hours 30 minutes

Pottery Station costs:

1st- S5,000
2nd- S7,500
3rd- S10,000
4th- S15,000

(maximum of 4)

  • Collect 375 Pottery- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 540 Pottery- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 680 Pottery- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 765 Pottery- 8 hours 30 minutes

Jewelry Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S15,000
3rd- S20,000

(maximum of 3)

  • Collect 565 Jewelry- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 810 Jewelry- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1025 Jewelry- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1150 Jewelry- 8 hours 30 minutes

Glassware Station costs:

1st- S7,500
2nd- S25,000

(maximum of 2)

  • Collect 620 Glass- 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 890 Glass- 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect 1125 Glass- 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Collect  1260 Glass- 8 hours 30 minutes

Happy (inspired) sims will collect arts and crafts items quicker:

  • 2 hours 23 minutes
  • 4 hours 17 minutes
  • 6 hours 11 minutes
  • 8 hours 4 minutes

Sad sims will take longer to collect arts and crafts items:

  • 2 hours 38 minutes
  • 4 hours 44 minutes
  • 6 hours 49 minutes
  • 8 hours 55 minutes


Each station (apart from the first candle one) comes with a stock of 7 which means you can use the station 7 times before it needs to be restocked (if you got your stations out of your inventory they will all need restocking first (apart from the first candle one) When you need to restock you will have two options:

  • Restock 18 uses which happens instantly but will cost you 10SP
  • Restock 9 uses which will take you 2 hours 30 minutes but will be free


  • if you store the station you will lose all the stock so when you place it again you will need to restock
  • if you cancel making something using a station you will lose that stock so if you had one stock left and then you cancelled that action you would need to restock before you can create anymore arts and crafts items

Your Progress:

Click the coffee event button in the top corner of your game to see your progress

Daily Goals

Check on the first tab every day because if you complete all the daily goals you will get additional constructor coins

NOTE: remember to click CLAIM once you have completed a daily goal to collect the reward and remember to claim your free constructor coins and free items each day!

Prize Progress

The prize progress is how far you have got on this event, the more arts and crafts items you make the more prizes you will unlock

NOTE: the bar at the top of the personal progress tab shows you how close you are to unlocking an item, the more arts and crafts items you collect the more the bar will fill up. Once you have unlocked an item on the bar at the top you will be able to use the arts and crafts items you have collected and constructor coins to purchase that pack which you will then be able to find in the home store.



The first one of each prize is free

1.Warehouse Floor- requires 50 candles to buy

Can be found in the walls section, the first one is free then costs S670

2.3 Constructor Coins

3.3 Constructor Coins

4.Yesteryear- Vintage Walls and Reuse and Recycle

Vintage Walls- requires 800 candles and 5 constructor coins to buy

Decorations Section: Black (S82,000) and White (8LP) Retro Signs

Walls Section: Exposed Brick (S1,000)

Reuse and Recycle- requires 2,400 candles and 10 constructor coins to buy

Decorations Section: Pink (S70,000) and Purple (5SP) Bottled Sprigs

Living Room Section: Walnut (S90,000) and White (5SP) Crate Tables

5.Pottery Station

6.4 Constructor Coins

7.4 Constructor Coins

8.Life is Wood- Wood Panelled Counters and For The Record

Wood Panelled Counters- requires 6,500 candles, 3,800 pottery and 40 constructor coins to buy

Counter Tops Section: Walnut Cafe Counter (S71,000) and Corner (S78,000) and Pine Cafe Counter (7LP) and Corner (5SP)

For the Record- requires 9,700 candles, 5,700 pottery and 60 constructor coins to buy

Decorations Section: Walnut (S100,000) and Ash (12LP) Vinyl Display

Trees, Plants and Flowers Section: Pine (S130,000) and Ash (10SP) Plant Box

All of these can also be found in the Outdoor Decorations Section (not sure why you would want a vinyl display outside though!)

9.Jewelry Station

10.5 Constructor Coins

11.2 Social Points

12.5 Constructor Coins

13.Retrospection- Vintage Living Room and Retro Couches

Vintage Living Room- requires 8,510 pottery, 9,000 jewelry and 90 constructor coins to buy

Living Room Section: Vintage Brown (S200,000) and Green (15SP) Chairs and Pine (S160,000) and Oak (14SP) Cafe Coffee Tables

Decorations Section: Teal (S80,000) and Bronze (8LP) Hanging Plants

Retro Couches- requires 11,250 pottery, 12,000 jewelry and 120 constructor coins to buy

Living Room Section: Single Black (S220,000) and White (26LP), Double Black (S250,000) and White (20SP) and Triple Black (S300,000) and White (35LP) Couches

14.Glassware Station

15.7 Constructor Coins

16.2 Social Points

17.7 Constructor Coins

18.Early Bird- Continental Breakfast and Morning Coffee

Continental Breakfast- requires 14,000 pottery, 15,000 jewelry, 15,000 glassware and 150 constructor coins to buy

Living Room Section: Walnut (S125,000) and Pine (14LP) Crate Shelves (these shelves work like a bookcase)

Decorations Section: Walnut (S130,000) and Ash (10LP) Food Displays

Lighting Section: Black (S75,000) and Rose Gold (5SP) Cage Bulbs

Morning Coffee- requires 15,000 pottery, 16,000 jewelry, 16,000 glassware and 160 constructor coins to buy

Dining Room Section: Black (S40,000) and Yellow (2SP) Cafe Chairs and Oak (S220,000) and Pine (20SP) Cafe Tables

Decorations Section: Oak (S90,000) and Ash (9LP) Cutlery Trays

NOTE: if you place the cutlery tray on the cafe tables you will not be able to complete any of the actions on the table as blue footprints will appear

19.10 Constructor Coins

20.2 Social Points

21.10 Constructor Coins

22.Cafe Culture- Daily Routine and Coffee and Cake

Daily Routine- requires 16,000 pottery, 17,000 jewelry, 17,000 glassware and 170 constructor coins to buy

Living Room and Decorations Sections: Walnut (S175,000) and Pine (15SP) Registers

Living Room Section: Black (S32,000) and Pine (3LP) Cafe Stools

Living Room and Dining Room Sections: Oak (S400,000) and Pine (35SP) Cafe Benches

Decorations Section: Oak (S125,000) and White (15LP) Chalk Art

Coffee and Cake- requires 18,000 pottery, 19,000 jewelry, 19,000 glassware and 190 constructor coins to buy

Kitchen Section: Red (S250,000) and Black (20SP) Espresso Machines

Counter Tops Section: Walnut (S400,000) and Pine (35LP) Food Cabinets

Decorations Section: Walnut (S140,000) and Ash (10LP) Coffee Displays

Walls Section: Floral Mural Top (S800) and Bottom (S1,200)

NOTE: the walls work best when used together in a two story build, you can use them separately but if you are using them together then make sure the mural top is at the top and the bottom is on the floor below so the mural works

23.15 Constructor Coins

24.2 Social Points

25.15 Constructor Coins

26.Cafe Grande- you can only claim this pack if you have purchased all the other packs in this live event

This house can be found under the driveway homes tab and built on a standard or premium residence, the first one is free then they cost simoleons depending on how many houses you have already built. You can add up to 4 cars to this house lot!

The other three car parking spaces need to be unlocked by purchasing with simoleons:

  • Additional Space One: S250,000
  • Additional Space Two: S750,000
  • Additional Space Three: S1,500,000

Once you purchase an additional space you will be able to add another car but you need to have more than one adult/senior sim living in this house to add more than one car otherwise it will just switch their car to the new one you have just brought. For example if you wanted 3 cars in this house you need 3 adult or senior sims living in this house.

I really love the cafe, especially the mezzanine level although it doesn’t function as an actual cafe- it would be great if it was a business place instead of a house lot!

The only difference between the standard and premium residence is the outside area, there are a few more benches and tables on the premium residence.

You also unlock bookshelves, windows and doors:

Watch my Cafe Grande Tour here:

Constructor Coins

You earn constructor coins by:

Personal Progress prizes

Completing Daily Goals

Coin Plant Patches

Earning Constructor Coins? Previously on these events I used social points on the Mega Spin Plant to win constructor points. I earn social points by completing the cooking hobby and earning LP, I can then turn the LP into SP using the social point plant on a normal garden patch- this was when it cost 5LP- the social point plant now costs 20LP so you may want to try the option below first instead:

Or you can use 450 candles for the Spin Plant (a good way to use up any spare candles) which will also earn you constructor coins but the amounts are less than they are from the Mega Spin Plant

What is the minimum and maximum amount of coins you can earn on the mega spin plant? The minimum is 10 and the maximum is 500

Now on the coin flower patch you can see the chances of getting the different combinations on each spin plant, click on the green i button to see:

Laura Craft? You may have noticed at the front of one of your houses there is a board with a bubble of a person holding arts and crafts items above it, this is Laura Craft, you can buy her for real money to help you complete the event. When you buy her, you select the item you want her to make from the options: 200 candles,  300 pottery, 450 jewelry or 500 glassware (the amounts seem to differ for most of you and I have no idea why that is!) (you will unlock all the options once you have unlocked all the stations) and you will be able to collect them after 2 hours.

Do I think she is worth it? They have improved Laura Craft a lot since the first event (although it would be great if she made constructor coins) she used to be able to collect every 8 hours, they have now changed this to 2 hours so she is more useful now so if you are struggling then you may want to splash out and give her a try but remember you will only get her for this event, you will have to buy her again to use her for a live event in the future. I personally don’t ever buy her, if I don’t manage to earn enough items or coins in the time limit I just wait until the next time the event is available!

If I brought Laura Craft in the last event do I get her for free or do I have to buy her again? You have to buy her again for this event.

Check out my Guide to Completing Live Events (including tips!) HERE!

If I don’t complete this event this time will I have to start from the beginning when it returns? No, you will start from where you got to this time!




2 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Cafe Grande Live Event

  1. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! But I have a question. Should I buy all the items? So when the event returns, I won’t need to buy them anymore? Because I really can’t unlock the grand prize, just a few items away. So do I need buy all the items that I unlocked so far so I can buy the cafe as soon as the event returns?

    • You will start from where you got to last time so if you have one pack left to buy before you can claim the template and the time is over when the event returns you will only need to purchase that final pack before you earn the template.

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